Students in New York set to take Regents exams this June will be excused from the tests, provided they have a passing grade in the test subject, officials from the State Education Department announced Tuesday. The guidance from state officials came a day after New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa announced the June exams would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release issued by the department on Tuesday, the exemption applies to all students in grades seven through 12 with passing grades in any course they were scheduled to take an exam ... by Kathryn G. Menu
It was less than three months ago when the World Health Organization announced the first case outside of China of a new virus that had originated in Wuhan. A woman traveled from that city to Thailand, and a worldwide pandemic officially got underway. In that 87 days, we have gained a new perspective on the world and its fragility. We have learned that all the warnings about the threat of a global pandemic were not overblown or exaggerated. We have discovered just how unprepared we were, as a nation, as a planet. Sad to say, we probably are still closer ... by Staff Writer
Marie I. Mannino of Bridgehampton dies at Stony Brook Hospital on April 5. She is survived by her husband, Phil Mannino; her sons Michael and Larry Mannino; her sister, Lorraine Schwinge; her brother, Harold Paixao, and their families. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Press. by My27east
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